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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Literary Meme

I had never heard of a "meme" until I saw this on Fatuous Observations, so I thought I'd try one myself, using Patience_Crabstick's as a template.(with her permission)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Decorations Around The World

Even though many nations on our blue planet are at odds with each other and not all really celebrate Christmas, many do try and brighten up their lives with some sparkling Christmas decorations and illuminations.

Here are some examples

Monday, 19 December 2011

I've Got A Problem (Part the second)

Jason, my pet Amoeba (He's got more spine than me some days)

In my last post I alluded to the fact that I had a problem at Christmas.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Books for Christmas

Seeing it's the time of giving, I thought I'd give you all some ideas for presents.

Most of these books are aimed at the impressionable young, so be careful which you choose.





Enter at your peril

Thursday, 15 December 2011

House Art

I've had a lot of discussion recently about what is art and what is crap.


The news that a healthy NZ Fur Seal was shot dead on a beach near Foxton should be making many teachers, bureaucrats and politicians very nervous.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Bitter? Moi?

I briefly mentioned during the week that through the school roll dropping a bit this year, the Principal decided that they couldn't afford to pay me the extra Management Unit (worth round $4000 per year before tax) I get at the present to help everyone with the KAMAR (computerised school management system) and to produce the student's reports every term.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Oh Shit takes the lead

The winner

For the last year and a half, ever since Richard [of RBB] introduced me to the delights of blogging, I have been keeping an eye on the statistics of my little posts.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


No, this has nothing to do with the general election that NZ has just finished, but it is about choice.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

It's that time of the bloody year again

Look you poor sods who live in the Northern Hemisphere, this is our Christmas scene.  Depressing, isn't it?

It's December.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

There's Something Wrong

In one of my recent posts, I alluded to the shock that almost overcame me when I heard my son mention that he'd lost his ear-ring.

Friday, 18 November 2011


Our senior kids have headed off to 2 weeks of exams and about 2½ months of holidays in the lovely New Zealand summer.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Delights of Cottage Cheese

Last night on the TV, an advert came on for Cottage Cheese and it included a competition asking for the best Cottage Cheese recipe, so here's mine.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Things I wish I hadn't seen (2)

A continuation of my previous list (obvious I know, but I do like to explain.  I'm a bloody teacher for goodness sake, that all I do, every bloody day to a bunch of **********, and that's just my colleagues)  I've added some general advice ( a moral, if you please) after each cautionary tale,

Monday, 7 November 2011

Things I wish I hadn't seen (1)

I mentioned earlier some of the things I wished I'd not said.  Here's a list of some of the things I wish I had never laid eyes on.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Vitamins and Whisky

According to the French, the way to health are these Glycerin suppositories.  Stuff them.

My Beloved (note the promotion to the full capital. Again) has said I must adopt a more healthy lifestyle.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Activities (Again)

It's that time of the year again, when we try and figure out something for our juniors to do on the last week of term.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Things I wish I hadn't said

We all make mistakes.

Here are some verbal mistakes of mine, in ascending order of cringe-making, fear and embarrassment.

Monday, 24 October 2011

If anyone asks

My beloved and my son and I have just applied for New Zealand citizenship (this has really nothing to do with the fact that the Abs have just won the Rugby World Cup (eat mud you cheese-eating surrender monkeys)

Friday, 21 October 2011


I kid you not, ths popped up on the browser after a search of "Murrain".  If I get a terminal disease, I want it to look like this.

A Murrain on Tele-Marketers and Estate Agents.

Thursday, 20 October 2011


I'm on holiday for 5 more glorious days, and I can now manage to have a lovely long lie in bed.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


This Sunday, the Pride of New Zealand; The All Blacks, face the perfidious French in the RWC® final.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Just saying

It's been a long, long road.

Just an experiment to see if I could create an animated gif and have blogger show it.

And of course to support the All Blacks.

Vive Le Tout Noir
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